May Gibbs : More Than a Fairy Tale


May Gibbs became one of Australia's most well-known and loved illustrators. Her gum-nut babies have been adored by generations of children. For the first time her early life and artistic career are explored in detail. She travelled to England in a quest to develop as an artist and became an early supporter of the suffragettes. Her early paintings of wildflowers led her to discover the limitations of being a woman artist and she discovered that working hard to develop a sustaining commercial career in art was not going to be easy. One of the few women to become a commercial success, she did so by turning to fantasy and children's illustration. This is a fascinating illustrated biography of a talented artist, read more

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ISBN:

9781742701509

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

248

Dimensions:

25cm x 18cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

History , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 October 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Holden

Robert Holden has had a distinguished career as a librarian, curator, writer and book reviewer. He is the author of more than 30 books and has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He is particularly recognised for his pioneering research on Australian children's book illustration. Jane Brummitt has had a lifelong passion for May Gibbs' work fostered by her aunt, the wife of May Gibbs'

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Brummitt